What is the GDPR (and why should I care)?

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a piece of legislation that is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union.

For that reason, GDPR applies to any organization in the European Union that is processing personal data, as well as any organization that processes the personal data of EU data subjects, regardless of whether the organization has a presence in the European Union or whether the processing is conducted within the European Union.

If you collect, store, manage, or analyze personal data of any type, including email addresses, it is likely that the GDPR affects your organization.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation designed to increase protections around the processing of personal data of data subjects in the European Union.

What is Kumite Coach doing to ensure GDPR compliance?

Glad you’ve asked 🙂 There are many changes and steps we’re taking across every part of our company to ensure GDPR compliance.

This includes various new features and tools to help us, you and your email subscribers to facilitate GDPR requests, as well internal changes, policies and contractual changes and updates.

Here’s a condensed version of our GDPR roadmap: 

  • Appoint a Data Protection Officer – COMPLETE
  • Thoroughly research the areas of our product and business impacted by GDPR – COMPLETE
  • Make the required changes in our Privacy Policy –COMPLETE
  • Make the required changes in our Terms of Service – COMPLETE
  • Produce a written Data Processing Agreement for our EU customers – COMPLETE
  • Perform the necessary changes/improvements to our product based on the requirements – COMPLETE
    • Feature: Checkbox to request consent to your email subscribers on UpViral landing pages & widgets – COMPLETE
    • Feature: New export functionality (right to data portability) – COMPLETE
    • Feature: Area where UpViral participants can a) access their personal data, b) rectify their personal data & c) delete their personal data –COMPLETE
  • Implement the required changes to our internal processes and procedures required to achieve and maintain compliance with GDPR – COMPLETE

Last edited: May 25th, 2020

Tips to Prepare for GDPR when using Kumite Coach

There are various things you might need to do depending on your situation and jurisdiction. Below you’ll find various tips that may be useful when using Kumite Coach.▸1. Update your Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Make sure your Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy are in line with the GDPR, and are clearly communicated to your audience.▸2. Sign a Data Processing Agreement

If you are in the European Union you’ll likely want to sign a Data Processing Agreement.

You can sign our DPA here.▸3. Learn how to set up opt-in confirmation

Enabling double opt-in is a practice that may help you comply with the affirmative consent requirements of the GDPR. When double opt-in is enabled, contacts will need to confirm their email address before receiving further communications.

You’ll find instructions here.▸4. Learn how to edit and delete contacts

Under the GDPR, contacts have the right to request deletion of their data. Familiarising yourself with how to delete contact information may help you comply with such requests once the GDPR takes effect.

In case you want your audience to easily rectify and/or delete their information themselves, you can send them to our public “My Data” page.▸5. Learn how to export data

The right to data portability and right of access enable contacts to request their personal data. Exporting contact data can help you comply with these request.

▸6. Learn how to ask for consent

The GDPR requires you to be able to demonstrate proof of explicit, affirmative consent from data subjects.

One way of asking for consent, is using checkboxes.

▸7. Consult a legal professional. The contents of this page are informational and do not contain any legal advice. To understand the implications of the GDPR on your organization, we recommend you seek legal counsel from a professional.